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Dykes

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Land transaction William Dickson to Jonathan Crane and James Noble Shannon

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Collection: Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Description: A land transaction between William Dickson, Jonathan Crane, and James Noble Shannon, in which, for the sum of fifty pounds, Crane and Shannon purchased a tract of land from Dickson. The transaction was witnessed by Robert Foot and John Hacket. Signatures / Inscriptions: William Dickson, Robert Foot, John Hacket- includes Jonathan Crane and James Noble Shannon.
Accession Number: 1900.011-EAT/23
Type: textual record

Land transaction William Cooley and Charles Dickson

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Collection: Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Description: A land transaction between William Cooley and Charles Dickson, in which, Dickson purchased land from Cooley for an unknown sum. The transaction was witnessed by Eunice Dickson and Olive Dickson; and was registered with Nathan DeWolf. Signatures / Inscriptions: William Cooley, Charles Dickson, Eunice Dickson, Olive Dickson, and Nathan DeWolf
Accession Number: 1900.011-EAT/16
Type: textual record

Land transaction Thomas Miner to Charles Dickson

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Collection: Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Description: A land transaction between Thomas Miner, Yeoman, of Horton, by which Miner received eight pounds for a tract of land from Charles Dickson, Esq. This land was "a Certain Tract of Size Dyke Land located at the East end of the Grand Tree lying between the Size Dyke of Samuel Forever and Ephraim Graves, Bounding northerly on the road Leading to the Resolution dyke, Containing Six acres and…
Accession Number: 1900.011-EAT/10
Type: textual record

Land transaction William Dickson and Charles Dickson

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Collection: Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton
Description: A land transaction between William Dickson, Gentleman, and Charles Dickson, Esq, in which, for the sum of 150 pounds, C. Dickson purchased a tract of dykeland from W. Dickson. The transaction was witnessed by Thomas Woodworth, Daniel Dickson, and Naama Dickson; and registered with Nathan DeWolf. Signatures / Inscriptions: Willaim Dickson, Charles Dickson, Thomas Woodworth, Daniel Dickson, Naama…
Accession Number: 1900.011-EAT/18
Type: textual record

Wickwire Dyke minute book

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A selection of pages from the minute book of the proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke from April 1881 to April, 1936.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/003
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Petition

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Petition requesting a dyke and aboiteau be built across Island Creek West. Includes signatures of petitioners.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/007
Creator: Proprietors of the Undyked Marsh Land, Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke
Type: textual record

Petition

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Petition from Henry B. Webster to Robert L. Harvey & Robert Palmeter requesting the marsh be drained. Signed by W.C. Hamilton, W.A. Woodman, Geo. H. Brown and Leander Harris.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/006
Creator: Webster, Henry B.
Type: textual record

Wickwire Dyke account book

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A selection of pages from the account book of the proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke from December 1904 to 1936.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/005/001
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Account

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Account, G.R. Harvey due Commissioners Grand Pre Dyke.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/008
Creator: Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke
Type: textual record

Colonial Fertilizer Company

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: An advertisement for 'Farm Food,' made in Windsor, N.S., by the Colonial Fertilizer Company in 1930.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/005/002
Creator: Colonial Fertilizer Company (Windsor, Hants Co., NS)
Type: textual record

Letter of resignation

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A letter of resignation to the commissioner of the Wickwire Dyke from W.H. Evans.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/005/002
Creator: Evans, W.H.
Type: textual record

Wickwire Dyke account book

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A selection of pages from the account book of the proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke from September 1899 to 1921.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/004
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Report on the Wickwire Dyke

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A letter of report to the commissioner's and proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke in Kings County, N.S. regarding the breaks in the dyke, new aboiteau, and running dyke.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/003
Type: textual record

Letter from the owners of the Wickwire Dyke to J.L. Illsley

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A letter from the special committee of the owners of the Wickwire Dyke to J.L. Illsley at the House of Commons in Ottawa regarding government assistance for the repair of the main sea wall of the Wickwire Dyke. The conditions of the dyke, causes of the damage, the effects of the damage, the repair requirements and the requests for assistance are included.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/005/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

List of the amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A list of the amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke from an accounts book. Includes the name of the proprietor and the amount owed.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Expenditures and rates, 1929-1934

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A description of the argument between Commissioners of the Wickwire Dyke and Clarence Ward over rates in 1934. Also includes a breakdown of expenditures and rates for 1929-1934.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/005/002
Creator: Commissioners of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Wickwire Dyke Expenditures for 1899

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A list of the Wickwire Dyke's expenditures for 1899. Includes names of proprietors and amounts paid.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/003
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Order of business

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: The order of business for a Wickwire Dyke Common Field meeting.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/003
Creator: Proprietors of the Lower Dyke Common Field
Type: textual record

Petition

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Petition signed by the Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke appointing Robert Palmeter and Nathaniel Faulkner as Commissioners of Sewers for the Township of Horton, to look after the dykes and aboiteaux around Grand Pre.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke
Type: textual record

Petition

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Petition signed by the Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke appointing Robert L. Harvey as Commissioner of Sewers for the Township of Horton, to look after the dykes and aboiteaux around Grand Pre.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/003
Creator: Proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke
Type: textual record

List of Accounts for Labour Performed and other necessary charges for keeping the Grand Paree Dyke in repair for the year 1857

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Contains list of names including Palmeter, Taller, Black, Levant, Taylor, Davis, Davidson, Peter, Porter, Woodworth, Gould, Brown, Harris, Ryan, Hardaker and others.
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/001
Creator: Gould, Stephen, Hamilton, Edward, Stewart, William
Type: textual record

Act

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: Act to Amend Chapter 42 of the Revised Statues "of Commissioner of Sewers and of Dykes and Marsh Lands."
Accession Number: 2015.005-DCF/005
Type: textual record

List of amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke, 1933

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A list of the amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke in 1933 from the accounts book. Includes the name of the proprietor and the amount owed.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

List of the amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke

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Collection: Dykes and Common Fields
Description: A list of the amounts due from proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke in [1934] from the accounts book. Includes the name of the proprietor and the amount owed.
Accession Number: 1900.018-DCF/5/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Wickwire Dyke
Type: textual record

Chart of dyking sods at West Long Island, Grand Pre

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Chart of dyking sods at West Long Island, Grand Pre from June to July 2000. Includes a comparison between black grass and salt meadow hay, their field weight, weight after they were air dried and total amount of water each sod held.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/9
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Shoreline, dykes, aboiteaux and placement of dyke walls and aboiteaux

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three base maps of the dykes, aboiteaux and shoreline from Wolfville to Grand Pre from 1760 - 1973 altered by Sherman Bleakney. Bleakney has indicated, in colour, the system of dyke walls from 1760-1950. Probably compiled by Sherman between 1994 and 1997.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/004
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: map

Palmeter Dyke

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two coloured photos of the Palmeter Dyke taken in Grand Pre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "Palmeter Dyke, layer of wood chips." Second photo: "layer of wood chips at soil-turf boundary - Palmeter Dyke area, erosion undercutting old dyke wall."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Labeled drawings of a dyking spade

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A traced drawing of a dyking spade. The parts of the spade are labelled.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Breaks in Dyke and flooding in Wolfville

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three black and white photographs of the Wolfville Dyke. First photo shows a break in the dyke in 1913. The second photo shows the flooding of the dyke in 1913. The third photo shows the road to the Government Wharf flooded in 1913.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Broken Wickwire Dyke

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Four black and white aerial photographs from 1931. First and second photos have Acadia University in the foreground and the broken Wickwire Dyke after a storm on March 4 1931. Third photo is of Grand Pre, N.S. Fourth photo is of likely of the Grand Pre area. Inscriptions - "Air photos 347, 340"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: McCully, R.T., (19-- - 1974?)
Type: photograph

Old dyke wall northeast Grand Pre

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Black and white photo of old dyke wall taken at Northeast Grand Pre. Inscription - "Valuable photo of Planter dyke wall construction says archaeologists at N.S. Museum."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dyking spades

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three photos of dyking spades and a want ad that requests dyking spades for examination and photographing.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Notes on "Les Aboiteaux en Acadie"

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Notes taken by Sherman Bleakney from Yves Cormier's book entitled "Les Aboiteaux en Acadie" regarding early European marshland exploration and dyke building in the Maritimes.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "most recent aboiteau in secondary dyke, note use of sapling." Second photo: "posts were part of the oldest dyke wall." Third photo: "remnants of old aboiteau."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dyking spades from East La Havre

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured and labelled photos of dyking spades from East La Havre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, found in Kings County 20 years ago." Second photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, both spades from Kentville area 20 some years ago." Third photo: "East La Havre, Robin Wyllie = collector, found in Kings County 20…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Dykes, shore, and erosion

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: An aerial photo that has been written on by Sherman Bleakney. Indicates 1760 shoreline, 1808, 1952, 1988 dykes, a lighthouse, old wharf, and erosion in 1955.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Exposed Acadian aboiteau at the Grand Pre Dykelands (1994)

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Report compiled by Sherman Bleakney. Includes a description and discussion of a log aboiteau found by Nancy and Sherman Bleakney near the guzzle in Grand Pre. Recommendations for the excavation site are noted. Also included is a summary and chart of the survey conducted in August, 1994.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dead dyke wall at Deportation Creek

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two photographs and three maps of the "Dead Dyke" at "Deportation Creek" on the Grand Pre marshlands, Nova Scotia. Includes notes about the Acadian dykes by Sherman Bleakney and lot numbers of the Dead Dyke area in Horton.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/014
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "overview of outer and inner dyke walls and sites of two aboiteaux." Second photo: "posts were part of older dyke wall, aboiteau was built behind it, is a newer wall set farther back in the marsh." Third photo: "upstream end of sluice box."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Minas Basin shoreline from Grand Pre area

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of Minas Basin shoreline from Grand Pre area. Inscriptions - First photo: "Old Palmeter Dyke" Second photo: "black 'onion layers' old Palmeter dyke area, Grand Pre." Third photo: "Old Palmeter dyke, Grand Pre."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau, old sluice and marsh

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau, old sluice and marsh at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: old sluice - functioning, intake. Second photo: brush in aboiteau wall. Third photo: Houston Beach marsh, old aboiteau.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau construction

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Sketches of aboiteau construction, likely done by Sherman Bleakney.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/015
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: technical drawing

Harrow, hay, ditching and barn manure forks from Upper Falmouth

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Two coloured photos of harrow forks, hay forks, ditching forks, and barn manure forks from James Eldridge's farm in Upper Falmouth. Inscriptions - First photo: "1. "harrow" fork for breaking up ground around stumps of newly cleared land in order to plant oats. 2. hayfork. 3. ditching fork, for clearing drain ditches, and for hauling/clawing sods from ditches being cut by other…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

N.E. Grand Pre

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken in N.E. Grand Pre, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "new erosion cave and "cave in" has exposed a layer of wood chips; a work area outside of 1940's dyke (what purpose?)" Second photo: "area of old dykes from Long Island to Little Island. Row of Marsh Elder shrubs = old dyke wall??" Third photo: "new erosion just in front of old…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/23
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Jonathan Crane : On dyking

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: An essay entitled "Crane, Jonathan: On Dyking" for the Acadian Recorder. Included is a summary of Crane's qualifications, the construction of access roads, aboiteau and sluice, sluice construction, incorporation of brush during construction, work teams and organization, the construction of the running dykes and repairs, blocking sluices and cross-connecting canals. Also included…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/015
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Drainage patterns, maps and seros cycles

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: General Comments and Queries on the Grand Pre Acadian Dykelands compiled by Sherman Bleakney. Also includes: a Grand Pre Map with drainage patterns, comments on tidal creek drainage patterns on his 1994 base map, and a table of seros cycles.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Flooded Port Williams dyke and road

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A black and white photograph of the flooded Port Williams Dyke and Road. Inscription - "Dyke broken at left of photo."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/16
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Horse tidal marsh clogs from Kings County

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos of horse tidal marsh clogs from Kings County. Inscriptions - First photo: "horse tidal marsh clogs, somewhat complex system of tightening, Marshall Rand, Delhaven, N.S." Second photo: "horse marsh clogs, Jon Rand, Wellington Dyke Road, N.S." Third photo: "horse tidal marsh clogs, Jon Rand, Wellington Dyke Road, N.S."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Proposed enclosures of the Grand Pre dykelands in 1755

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Chart of the Proposed Enclosures of the Grand Pre Dykelands in 1755. Length of the new dyke walls, the additional area for each aboiteau and the enclosure numbers are included.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "old sluice - outflow opening." Second photo: "old sluice box, clapped iton straps and one plank in gate." Third photo: "sluice hinge, old dyke, Houston Beach, N.S."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Reports about Grand Pre dykes

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Report entitled "Question re: Grand Pre Dyke Walls" by Sherman Bleakney about the placement and sequence of the extensions of the Acadian dyke walls and aboiteaux from 1682-1755. Includes a description and analysis of the drainage maps and marshland, a "Block by Block Sequence of the Acadian dykes" and a chart on the "Hypothetical Dyking Sequence of Grand Pre by Acadians…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dyking spades from Birmingham, England and Sackville, N.B.

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured and labelled photos of dyking spades from Birmingham, England and Sackville, N.B. Inscription - First photo: "Lewis Millett's spade, made in New Brunswick by Charles Siddal, blacksmith." Second photo: "Lewis Millett old spade, New Minas, N.S." Third photo: "upper is a C.AD.S made spade, belong to Lewis Millett, New Minas, N.S. Lower is a Birmingham…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/18
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. in the winter. Inscriptions - First photo: "location of the old sluice box and brush wall - is encased and buried by ice." Second photo: ""aboiteaux creek" to right of French Glass site." Third photo: "from top of sand bank and ice - creeke - French Glass site and sluice at extreme…
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Aboiteau and old sluice

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three coloured photos taken of an aboiteau and old sluice at Houston Beach, N.S. Inscriptions - First photo: "site #4 - old sluice, note crossed tie down stakes. Are timbers drilled all the way through?" Second photo: "downstream from sluice #1." Third photo: "site #4 - old sluice box (where Acadian period glass was found)."
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/22
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: photograph

Spade catalogues

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A selection of spade measurements taken from spades analyzed by Sherman Bleakney. One photo of a spade is included that corresponds with the spade measurements of spade #14. Inscription - "West Hants Sco. Mus. #295 made by Brades and co.*096"
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/11
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Dyking procedures

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Memo from Sherman Bleakney about his calculations of Acadian dyking procedures at Grand Pre to "Those who may not have noticed yet." Includes a descriptive note, a table of calculations and calculations of work days needed for the constructions of the dykes.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/4
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Horse drags used in dyke construction

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: A description of horse drags, used in dyke construction, and their loads of sods. Included is a chart of the estimates of loads of sods on a horse drags and a diagram of a horse drag.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/011
Creator: Bleakney, John Sherman, 1928-2019
Type: textual record

Break in the Wolfville Dyke

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Collection: Sherman Bleakney
Description: Three black and white photographs of the Wolfville Dyke. First photo shows a break in the Wolfville Dyke in 1931. Second photo shows the road to Wolfville Light flooded in 1931. The third photo is of the flooded road to the Government Wharf in Wolfville in 1913.
Accession Number: 2004.039-BLE/016
Creator: Graham, Edson, 1869-1956
Type: photograph

Lower Dyke Common Field record book

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Collection: Proprietors of the Lower Dyke Common Field
Description: Contains the minutes from the Lower Dyke Common Field Proprietors' meetings from 1865-1929.
Accession Number: 1936.001-LDC/002
Creator: Proprietors of the Lower Dyke Common Field
Type: textual record

Lower Dyke Common Field record book

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Collection: Proprietors of the Lower Dyke Common Field
Description: Contains the minutes from the Lower Dyke Common Field Proprietors' meetings from 1814-1865.
Accession Number: 1936.001-LDC/001
Creator: Proprietors of the Lower Dyke Common Field
Type: textual record

Weed spraying work record (1986)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/019
Type: textual record

Dykelands Preservation Society newsletter

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Newsletter for the Dykelands Preservation Society in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Outlines the objectives of the DPS, a brief history of events that led to the formation of the DPS, the legal challenges of the marsh bodies and the DPS's, a brief description of the purpose of the dykes and the reasons to collectively protect and preserve the interests of the marshlands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Weed spraying work record (1987)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/020
Type: textual record

Weed spraying work record (1988)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/021
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning drainage of sewage treatment plant into Wickwire Dyke drainage ditches

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Glen Tillotson, chairman of the sewer abatement, from Wm. Gordon Woodman of the Grand Pre Marsh Body, regarding the drainage of sewage treatment plant into drainage ditches of the Wickwire Dyke, which is a part of the Grand Pre Marsh Body. The Body will approve of the drainage if conditions, which Woodman addresses, are met accordingly.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning dyke patrol personnel

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter from S.J. Parker, the director of the Ministry of Agriculture for the Maritime Rehabilitation to Mr. Leslie Harvey, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the appointment of a person to patrol the dykes of the Marsh Body during high tide season and actions to be taken in case of an emergency.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Plan showing lands protected by the Grand Pre dykes

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Plan showing land protected by the Grand Pre dykes but not in Grand Pre. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/052
Type: map

Correspondence concerning property of Waldon Kennedy, with attached plan

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Four letters from the Department of Agriculture addressed to Leslie Harvey, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body and one addressed to a L.H. Currie. 1 mapped out plan of the breakdown of a section of the right of way required by the M.M.R.A. on the east dyke of the Grand Pre Marsh. All letters and the mapped out plan are regarding the property of Waldon Kennedy, proprietor of marsh body. Land…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: map

Correspondence concerning land use regulation and public use of the dyke walls

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Mayor Gwen Phillips of Wolfville from the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body and the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the land-use regulation and public use of the dyke walls.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the re-call of a tourist brochure of the Wickwire Marsh

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Hon. Mayor Gwen Philips of the Town of Wolville from Ruth Conrad, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh, regarding the re-call of a tourist brochure that included walking trail maps on the Wickwire marshlands. Conrad explains that this is privately owned land and that permission has not been granted by the Marsh body nor the Department of Agriculture. Conrad further explains the hazards of…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Plan of East Dyke - Grand Pre

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Map of a portion of the east dyke in Grand Pre which shows the new dyke and damaged land in 1951.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/048
Type: map

Presentation concerning a proposed Open Space Park and a tourist brochure

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation given by Ruth Conrad, of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies, to the Wolfville Town Council in April of 1994 regarding the proposed Open Space Park and a tourist brochure that designates roads on the Wickwire and Bishop-Beckwith Marshlands as walking trails.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Weed spraying work record [1989?]

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/022
Type: textual record

Letter to Editor in response to "pedestrian" letter

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: One letter to the editor at The Advertiser in Kentville, Nova Scotia from the Grand Pre Marsh Body and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body in response to an article entitled "A pedestrian's letter" in the September 13 issue. Conrad clarifies that the public has not always had free and unrestricted access to the dyke roads and explains some of the history of the common fields and…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Plan of East Dyke - Grand Pre

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Map of a portion of the east dyke in Grand pre which shows the land owned by W. Kennedy
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/046
Type: map

Plan of Grand Pre dyke

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Mapped plan of a portion of the Grand Pre dyke. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/053
Type: map

Weed spraying work record [1984?]

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/018
Type: textual record

Plan showing lands protected by the Grand Pre dykes

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Plan showing land protected by the Grand Pre dykes other than the Grand Pre area. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/051
Type: map

Plan of proposed dyke on Grand Pre Marsh

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Map of the proposed new dyke on the Grand Pre Marsh. Proprietors land and names are included. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/044
Type: map

Plan of West Dyke - Grand Pre

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Preliminary print of portion of the west dyke at Grand Pre showing new dyke and damaged land in 1951. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/049
Type: map

Plans showing marsh land in Grand Pre and Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Plan of the Grand Pre and Wolfville marshland. Land owners names and regional divides included on map.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/045
Type: map

Presentation concerning the Wolfville Harbour front and West Dykelands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation to the Wolfville Business Development Corp. Ltd. by the Bishop-Beckwith and the Grand Pre Marsh Bodies regarding the Wolfville Harbour front and West Dykelands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Speech about the history of the dykes and Marsh Bodies

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A speech from the 235th Anniversary celebration of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies on the history of the dykes and marsh bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the renewal of dialogue about the dykelands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to The Town of Wolfville, attention to Mayor Gwen Phillips, from the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the renewal of dialogue about the dykelands between the marsh bodies and the Town of Wolfville.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Weed spraying work record (1983)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Kings County weed spraying daily work record that includes the date sprayed, location, specific weed problem, chemical and quantity of it sprayed, man hours and equipment utilized and the total cost of the spraying.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/017
Type: textual record

Cost estimate of weed spraying

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A cost breakdown of weed spraying that includes date, time spent spraying, what chemical was used and the cost.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/014
Type: textual record

Harvey family

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Dates: 1841 to 1954
Collection: Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid

Government of Canada. Department of Agriculture. Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Administration

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Dates: 1940 to 1982
Collection: Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid

Sherman Bleakney

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Dates: 1945 to 2012
Collection: Sherman Bleakney, Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid

Dennison family

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Dates: 1833 to 1874, 1910
Collection: Dennison family, Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid